Getting Here & Around
Visitors may fly to Karpathos from other Greek (Athens, Rhodes, Crete) or European airports or take a ferry from one of the other nearby islands (Crete, Rhodes, Kasos) or Piraeus.
The international airport of Karpathos(AOK) has one of the biggest runway in the Balkans 12,500 sq.m while the building has been reconstructed expanded to 12500 square meters in 2009. Olympic Air has direct flight Several times a week with Athens(ATH), Kassos(KSJ) and from Rhodes(RHO). Throughout the summer season, numerous charter airlines from European destinations serve the island. The charter airlines have direct flights from several towns in Europe, such as Milan, Bologna, Frankfurt, Vienna, Amsterdam, Munich, Kopenchach, etc.
Karpathos Island has two ports, one in Diafani and one in Pigadia (Capital City). The two ports are connected with the port of Piraeus, Rhodes and Crete all year around. The trip to Piraeus has many stops in between with other islands and it lasts approximately 18 hours. Locally, there are daily boats that connect Karpathos with Kassos, Diafani and Pigadia.
Getting Around The Island
Karpathos Island has a very good bus network linking the capital city to many beaches and villages while there is a bus line that connects with Olymbos. In pigadia there is also a taxi station with several taxis that can take visitors anywhere on demand. Finally there are offices for rental cars and scooters and small boats(for excursions) that can take visitors to various beaches and villages.